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13 Mar
This teen died in Ottawa as a result of the Opioid crisis Chloe Kotval (Image courtesy: Neville Kotval to the CBC)With the Valentine’s Day death of 14-year-old Chloe Kotval or the December 31st death of 18-year-old Teslin Russell still stinging in the collective hearts of parents in the nations’ capital; what remains painstakingly obvious is that the opioid crisis in this country is showing no signs of decreasing. Opioid use, misuse and abuse is killing Canadians. They are easily accessible.  [...]
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13 Jan
Signs of Drug Addiction You Can Detect Instantly The signs of drug addiction aren't as obvious as most people think; millions of people around the world struggle with addiction while hiding it from their friends, family and coworkers.Do you suspect someone you know has a drug addiction? Maybe it's your best friend, your spouse, or even your parent. Or maybe you're worried that you have a problem. Often times, people who start using drugs recreationally discover that [...]
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15 Dec
Is Recovery from Drug Addiction Possible? You know you have a problem and want to stop. But you keeping asking yourself, "Is recovery from drug addiction possible?" The journey back from drug addiction can be difficult, but no matter how far gone you may feel, recovery is possible. Is recovery from drug addiction possible?The negative impact that drugs have on the brain and mental health are well documented, but ongoing substance abuse also takes a [...]
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25 May
7 Signs of Substance Abuse in the Workplace For many people, the casual use of certain substances, like alcohol or drugs, becomes a serious problem because of one thing -- denial. The refusal to acknowledge a chemical dependency can lead to reckless abuse, the effects of which spill over into the other areas of a user's life. Most notably, their relationships and jobs. Substance abuse in the workplace is quite commonplace, and rampant but if it cannot be seen, [...]
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12 Apr
Canada’s Shocking War on Drugs: An Infographic By now you've read plenty of our drug fact articles where we talk about how 47,000 Canadians die every year as a result of drug addiction, etc.With the onslaught of drugs like Fentanyl creating crisis in Alberta, or the new drug called W-18 that's 100 times stronger than Fentanyl hitting the shores of British Columbia - the problem of addiction doesn't seem to stop growing.We end up wanting [...]
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10 Jan
7 Reasons Why People Abuse Drugs Why do people use drugs?We usually attribute losing control due to one’s dependence on a substance to weakness. But the real reasons why do people use drugs (and abuse) are far more complex. Beyond the moralistic explanation, there is a deep need to understand reasons people start taking drugs . Here are some of the possible reasons why people become addicted to drugs. 1. Addiction As a Result of [...]
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10 Jan
How To Quit Cocaine Before It Ruins Your Life Nip It In The Bud! Photo Credit: Stuck in Customs via Compfight cc Our parents are sure to have said to all of us, in some way or another, “Nip those bad habits in the bud! Or else, they’ll sprout roots and stay with you for a long time!” That’s good advice to follow when it comes to cocaine. The use of cocaine should be nipped before it [...]
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01 Mar
Rehab For Drug Addicts When you’re in the midst of struggling with drug addiction, it can at times seem impossible to get through it – in this article we’re going to go over some of the best methods of recovering from a drug addiction, including rehab for drug addicts. The First Step The very first step you need to get over drug addiction is acknowledging you have a problem and admitting that changes [...]
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28 Feb
Treatment Options For Drug Addicts Drug addition is a harsh illness that needs to be treated as soon as possible, because an addiction will not stop on its own. That being said, there are several treatment options for drug addicts that you should know about, so that you can start walking down the right path. This article will discuss them in detail so that you can better understand each option, and what is the best [...]
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20 Feb
How To Approach A Drug Addict Overcoming a drug addiction is a difficult thing to do; approaching a loved one who is addicted to drugs so that they can actively combat their drug problem is just as hard. The first thing that you need to know is that successfully going to your friend or family member to let them know that they need to fight back against this illness and that you are there for them [...]
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